As the Department of Agriculture continues to intensify its support to Ilocos farmers, another awarding of agricultural interventions was held today, June 21, in Mangatarem, Pangasinan.

With a total cost of Php 124.8M, the distribution covers farmers in the municipalities of Mangatarem, Aguilar, Basista, Binmaley, Bugallon, Labrador, Lingayen, and Urbiztondo.

Around 21 farmers associations including the local government units received hybrid rice seeds, hand tractors, pump and engine sets, rice precision seeder, four wheel drive tractor, knapsack sprayers, vegetable seeder, vegetable seeds, plastic crates, multi-cultivator, shredder, plastic mulch, plastic drums, complete fertilizer, muriate of potash, organic plant supplement, liquid fertilizer, garden tool set, and net mesh, among others.

A total of 4,572 fertilizer discount vouchers on the other hand is already available for the qualified beneficiaries from the eight municipalities.

The occasion was led by DA-RFO1 Regional Executive Director Annie Q. Bares, 2nd District of Pangasinan Representative Hon. Mark O. Cojuanco, Mangatarem Mayor Hon. Ramil P. Ventenilla, Pangasinan AFC Chairman Engr. Orlando T. Rosquita, DA-RFO1 Field Operations Division Chief Ms. Analiza R. Ramos and Pangasinan APCO Dr. Marvin G. Quilates.